Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - Mimi Bear - Goodreads
There is something so wonderfully warm about this book. It is encouragement and guidance for writers with a glimpse at the world of how things really are--including wit and wisdom. I took notes of ... Read full review
Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeUser Review - Jim Kopriva - Goodreads
This is an outstanding read for any aspiring writer. Lamott's anecdotes are personal yet universal; she does a wonderful job of consistently delivering 'Aha!' moments through glimpses into her own ... Read full review
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